catch (someone) unawares

Definition of catch (someone) unawares

:to affect (someone) without warning or without being expected
  • The rainstorm caught us unawares.

Word by Word Definitions

catch play
  1. : to capture or seize especially after pursuit

  2. : to take or entangle in or as if in a snare

  3. : deceive

  1. : something caught

  2. : the act, action, or fact of catching

  3. : a game in which a ball is thrown and caught

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody

unawares play
  1. : without design, attention, preparation, or premeditation

  2. : without warning : suddenly, unexpectedly


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